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Fort Worth, TX (October 12, 2000)-Under overcast skies, Ford F-150's qualified well with the "Killer B's" qualifying third and fourth respectively. Starting from the third position, Greg Biffle has only to finish twenty-seventh or better to lock...

Fort Worth, TX (October 12, 2000)-Under overcast skies, Ford F-150's qualified well with the "Killer B's" qualifying third and fourth respectively. Starting from the third position, Greg Biffle has only to finish twenty-seventh or better to lock up the 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship. Teammate Kurt Busch, currently third in points only 37 behind Mike Wallace, will start fourth, with Wallace starting twelfth. Rob Morgan will start in the eleventh spot ahead of Wallace, rounding out the top five Fords.

GREG BIFFLE

#50 Grainger Ford F-150- (Qualified 3rd) - "It was really good. The truck was very stable. I held it flat everywhere. There is either too much drag or something. We just have to get a little bit better in some spots. That's all we had and it was decent. The good thing is that I think that we have a lot better race set-up than the trucks in front of us so I think we're in good shape for tomorrow."

MIKE WALLACE

#02 Team ASE/Ultra Wheels Ford F-150-(Qualified 12th)-"It really wasn't a good lap. We've been trying to get the truck loosened up all day and I think we finally got it too loose. That was my decision. We should have left it the way it was. We ran a 30-something in practice and we just couldn't back it up. We really should have with the weather being as good as it was. We'll just have to get it ready to race."

KURT BUSCH

#99 Exide Batteries Ford F-150-(Qualified 4th)-"It wasn't too bad. It was really what we needed to do. We were able to stick it on the white line all the way. It got a little rough over the bumps but I think that the Exide team will be very happy with the lap. I'm really proud of these guys. They're up there in Michigan working their hearts out while I'm out there screwing around with the Winston Cup car. I was able to hold it to the floor all the way around on the first lap. I had to just drag the brake a little on the second lap because it was beginning to tighten up. It was something that I was prepared for though."

RICK CRAWFORD

#14 Milwaukee Electric Tools Ford F-150-(Qualified 29th)- "I was hoping that rather than interview me you would give me some answers. The Milwaukee Electric Tools Ford team really has some questions over our heads right now. This was a great truck in the wind tunnel when it was primered. Then we took it in and put this hot red paint job on it and it goes slow. I just don't know. It's been giving us a fit all day. It's not real comfortable to drive right now. We'll give it to Ray Stonkus and give him just a little more time with it. I'm sure we can find something in happy hour and make it better before we go racing tomorrow. We'll get this team back on track."

ROB MORGAN

#46 Acxiom/AbiliTec Ford F-150-(Qualified 11th)-"It was pretty good. I had a bad ignition box and ended up pulling on to pit road before taking the green. I didn't know what was wrong at the time but when I took a second to think about it I thought I'd better try and switch the box and it worked. I was really glad that NASCAR let me run two laps. We have been battling with a really tight truck all day and it's still pretty tight but it's definitely getting better. We'll keep jammin' on it in happy hour...we'll get it."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle , Mike Wallace , Kurt Busch , Rob Morgan